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I participate on this site because I really enjoy physics and because I would like to learn more about what makes an online community work well. Questions often interest me more than answers – although I think the best answers are grounded in observation and experiment. I’m optimistic that there are still many surprising discoveries yet to be made in the physical sciences. I believe physicists should be good citizens. I believe my children will know things about the natural world I can’t even imagine – and will learn them in ways quite different than how I was educated.


Apr
17
answered Calculating the mass of a wave of water
Mar
30
answered Could one measure a stick to an arbitrary precision by having its length estimated by enough people?
Mar
29
answered Tsunami dampening mechanisms
Mar
25
answered How do we know that earth is not perfect sphere?
Mar
24
answered What is the longitudinal difference between the sub­solar point and the magnetic poles at time $t$ (hours)?
Mar
19
answered How does quantum world affect us and why should I care about it?
Mar
14
answered what determines the wavelength of waves on the open ocean?
Mar
7
asked Are leptons, baryons and energy the only products of radioactive decay?
Mar
1
answered about the rotation of the earth and gravity, when all continents were merged
Feb
22
answered Gravitational compression in the atmosphere
Feb
22
asked How does the construction of a hydrophone differ from a microphone?
Feb
22
answered The physics of sound boards
Feb
20
asked How do wind turbines cause lightning?
Feb
3
answered Can stress be observed directly?
Feb
1
answered Why is acceleration expressed as m/s/s?
Jan
31
answered Tension in string due to surface tension
Jan
26
answered How about retrodiction, if climate prediction is difficult?
Jan
23
answered Why are continents wider at the north and tapering towards the south?
Jan
19
answered If a material is built to handle tension, would removing the tension damage it?
Jan
7
answered Polarization in Nicol prism